That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Farmhouse ales perplex me. What’s the point of a beer that smells like hay and cow shit? Pretty gross.
BeerBunker (931) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I always love trying more Minhas products, they always make for a laugh. Pours a golden, almost, clear color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Hs an aroma of malts, straw, corn, and some earthy notes. Taste is immediately of weak malt. There is also the taste of earthy hops, which makes me think this was brewed with a fatass bag of dirt in the mix. Watery mouthfeel with weak carbonation. Doesn’t taste bad, just doesn’t taste like much at all.
MrBunn (2576) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a thin white head that dies quickly to a few bubbles. Aromas are butterscotch with a bit of creamed corn. Hmm... not a way to start. Crap! Flavor is gross.. kind of a mix of butterscotch, straw, corn and cream. Geesh! This is not good stuff...
JorisPPattyn (8440) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little head, gone in secs; fully hazy orange-ochre beer. Sourish nose, lactic, buttery (not diacetyl, however). Straw/grains/greenmalt flavours. Buttery is diminished, compared to the nose, but still slightly sourish. Isobutyric acid, or something similar? Sweet aftertaste, weirdly straw, fatty. Very light, reasonably refreshing. This is an AFTER lawnmowing beer. Took the grass and fermented it. Tx, DA.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle: I was drawn to this beer because of the idea of an 8-pack, the low price and that fact that I was looking for something easy drinking for a weekend of camping over Labor Day, I wish I had consulted with the fine folks at Ratebeer first. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. The nose is pure diacytel - butter and more butter. Some creamed corn and dirty hay sneaks in as well. Yum! The body offers more of the same - dull malts, lots of butter and little contribution from either the hops or yeast. This is as far from a farmhouse ale as one can get.
fatguys (75) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the nifty 8-pack I purchased for $6.50.
Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin, fizzy head that dissipates quickly, leaving a flat-looking beer. The flavor is mild with a hint of grain and a sour aftertaste that is somewhat refreshing, if a little peculiar.
This is definitely more of a golden ale than a saison or anything you’d expect for a true "farmhouse ale." Still, it’s a good lawnmower beer and good alternative to a macro. I prefer this over New Glarus’ Spotted Cow, and it’s much cheaper.
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a cloudy yellow body, topped by a small head of white foam which completely vanished, leaving the the ale with a flat, "off" appearance. Slight aroma of caramel, and that’s it. Flavor is slightly sweet and watery, with mild carbonation and mouthfeel. Some caramel notes to the palate with a very slight metallic aftertaste. Overall, this was not what I was expecting, no earthiness or grass notes that one would expect from the style. It’s almost as if this was bottled to soon, because this seems like it hasn’t fermented or aged properly.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale, cloudy appearance with a very thin white head. Very light aroma of malt and maybe grass. Thin and smooth on the palate. The flavor is very bland, but not bad. Malt and a little citrus. Smooth finish, but there’s a slight skunky aftertaste. Not a terrible brew, but not that good, either.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Anything but a saison, this beer is a dissapointing representation of the style. light golden colour not the cloudy bright yellow unfiltered body one would expect from this style. Aroma is overly malted and stale- again no wheat or fruitiness. taste a little grainy with a hint of lemon, under carbonated as there is a trace of a head. Overall, i was dissapointed, and hope they figure out what went wrong this one. New recipe!
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a bright gold with a large fizzy white head. Aroma is almost nothing. Some sweet grain is all i guess. Flavor is not much better. Some more sweet malt with a bit of citrus. Not a "farmhouse" but more like the shit house. Worst beer I had at the GTMW.